Thursday, 28 February 2019

Just Because

Hi crafters! It's a quick black and white card for today.  Today's background was the result of needing a bunch of white Fern Fronds diecuts for a few other projects so I decided to cut them all out of one piece of coconut white card.  I just loved the way the negative space looked when I was finished so I added a piece of black card to the back of it, then trimmed it down a bit in size.  I cut the Petal Pockets Flower dies, all three sizes, out of a piece of coconut white card that was covered with a sticky adhesive sheet.  Once cut, I peeled the backing off and coated them with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz, then formed the flowers by folding the petals inward.  I added black stamens and pearls to the centres.    I cut the Pierced Flags in white and added thee next size up in black as a mat, then cut the Just Because Sentiment in black and glued it to the flag.  I seated the flowers at the end of the flag in a cluster.  White and black mats and layers were used to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x




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61 comments:

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Clai01 said...

lovely card x

hollyberry said...

Another really elegant monochrome card,love it.

Steph Cotterill said...

Oooo Sue. Love love love it. I need say no more 😊
Sending hugs xxx

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Wow what a brilliant card, just brilliant thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card and to think it was a piece of waste card! Wonderful
Marion S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

What a beautiful eye catching card.
Jan

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Love this card and with a NZ man could see using this design. Maybe the other way round with white ferns.
Lynne L thank you for your hint to find Sue’s shows but even doing that (and I will do that in future) I came up with some quilting ladies even though the title was Sue’s show. Very disappointing , hope you are doing some videos on you tube soon Sue !
Hugs
Muriel x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I must remember to try and do this, as I end up throwing so much away when I could make beautiful backgrounds. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, lovely card, I made one just like this when I first got the Fern die and was really pleased with it. Love Jean xxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue great idea using the card stock from the cutouts and it has made a lovely card.xx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I don’t think you can go wrong with black and white and this is no exception. What a lovely card. I love the fern fronds and use them a lot. I know what I will be doing when I die cut them from now on!
Happy Thursday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, elegant.
B xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, beautiful sample, black and white are always a winner and great idea with cutting all the leaves out for another project and using the wate to make this card. The blitz is just right too.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a lovely monochrome card today great idea to make background that way

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Love
Sharon MK
xxx

Chris Curry said...

A very smart card Sue, and the sentiment suits it perfectly. Thank you, have a good day.xxx

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very striking design to have come from just a piece of waste card!x

Jan Sayer said...

A great card for a New Zealander.
Jan
Northampton

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

A stunning care made from a waste piece of card. No one would ever Know. It makes quite a statement in black and white.

Have a great day.

Beverly

karenlotty said...

Lovely card I need to concentrate when I’m cutting things that the waste could be useful

June Horrocks said...

Oh sue I love this one I know black and white is always a winner this is a beautiful card thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxxx

dj from kettering said...



Love the idea of using up the negative
pieces to make another card,




Doreen x

MarieP.fromLongridge said...

Good morning Sue and all.
Another great card this morning. I have saved it as I will need cards like this to make during my recovery from surgery which is now only 4 more sleeps away.
Hugs.
Marie P.

BenteS said...

Great card, love your background!

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card. love Jean Z xxxxxxxx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Love this card .... amazing what you can do with the waste.. different colours and sentiment and you have a perfect man card . Well done Sue and Thankyou. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone . Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Anne said...

I love this card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

gwen70 said...

Beautiful card Sue

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A very striking card, great use of the waste too.
Lydia
X

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue beautiful card such a good idea to use the card you cut the leaves from rather than waste cad I must remember to give that a go I love the petal flowers
Muriel so sorry you weren't able to find Sues shows what a shame

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful monochrome card. I love the fern fronds which will be used on many cards.Yvonne xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Great all occasion, all gender card.
Doreen R

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love it, and I've just got the recipient for that........... might have to "borrow".
Hugs, Rose

Susan Battensby said...

Such a beautiful card Sue and I'm not a great lover of black and white cards but this works so well.
x

ursula said...

One of those 'just by chance' cards, love it....Waste not, want not, that is what I like...needless to say it has worked well and looks great....luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love the Fern Fronds they are so very useful and here they have helped you make a brilliant monochrome card. The sparkled Petal Pockets just finish it off beautifully.

Frances

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Very striking in black and white.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this post - monochrome is my thing and this is very effective.

Pawprintx4 said...

I do love black and white. This card uses up something maybe thrown out and transformed into a wonderful sample instead.
Off to my card making group this morning.
Hope everyone here is well and happy,
Stephanie K
SC/USA

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Suzzette Yandle said...

This lovely card has a true botanical look to it. Multi-cuts from the Fern Fronds dies produce a great background. Too bad for me yesterday that I did not think about this when I was die cutting lots of bunnies. The bunnies would have given me a nice background, too.

Eunice Astle said...

Stunning card Sue, could definitely be used as a male card. Thanks.

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Wonderful card Sue x what a great idea to use the waste piece for your background x it will make me think twice about how I cut my dies from now on x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Tressa said...

Fabulous card. Love the background. It just goes to show that the waste from die cutting can often be used in spectacular ways.

Teresa

Pauline Austen said...

Super monochromatic card. It just goes to show what wonderful backgrounds can be made with a little planning and forethought.
I've occasionally used my waste pieces as a stencil, but not always with success. Will try harder in future. (Sounds like my old school report).
Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

sued99 said...

I just love black and white cards and this fabulous one is no exception. X

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing design, the ferf fronds look great!!!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue beautiful card just love it Love Lynda xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and what an inspired way of using up what was essentially a piece of waste card

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really great way to use up the waste from other projects and hasn't it turned out rather well. I would have thought that you had made it like this on purpose if you hadn't told me otherwise. Love it.

Lisbeth

Joan McKevitt said...

Sue, what a brilliant way to make a background! I must try it! I love the card.... :) Jo

freedomlass said...

Good evening Sue & everyone, wow I just love this card and what a fab way of using 'leftover' card stock, best of both worlds.

Lesley

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning black and white creation I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

DeCor said...

Love the black and white contrast. A lovely card

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Great use of the ‘waste’ such a lovely card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
The negative space makes an amazing background!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Sandy G said...

Lovely card Sue. Fantastic use of the negative card.

CCM said...

Love the simplicity of this card.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Rosie said...

I really like the simplicity of this.

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Love the black & white patterns, especially this one with ferns. Beautiful Sue.

Dorothy of Baldock GB